Doug La Budde

Doug La Budde


Highly focused, detail-centric, and forward-thinking editor, proofreader, and editorial manager with demonstrated record of delivering exceptional editorial results for print projects spanning academic and technical topics, including: books, training manuals, reference guides, and study series. Accomplished project manager, skilled in all phases of print production and reputable for bringing projects to successful, on-time completion. Multi-faceted industry expert, able to apply practical retail and go-to-market insight and expertise to publishing process. Polished communicator. Proven relationship builder. 


Editing • Proofreading • Design and Layout • Editorial Improvements • Project Management • Team Leadership • Fact Checking • Academic with Technical Specialties • Purchasing • Pricing • Vendor Relations • Product Merchandising • Scheduling • Go-to-Market Strategies





Teaching adult Sunday School

Down Syndrome issues

Work History

Work History
2002 - 2009


Christian Book Distributors

Executed strategic purchasing initiatives, identifying and targeting high-revenue products for company sale and promotion. Started and cultivated professional relationships with regional and national Christian product vendors, successfully negotiating prices to maximize company ROI. Piloted merchandising activities, simultaneously marketing books and toys for more than 130 accounts, while consistently meeting stringent scheduling deadlines. Optimized sales strategies through teaming with prominent publishers including: Harvard University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Houghton Mifflin Company, University of Chicago Press, and InterVarsity Press.

Advanced the company’s vision and mission while marketing products, garnering industry input, and developing and solidifying key relationships through representing CBD at multiple national industry events and conferences.  Some of these included: BookExpo America convention, Christian Booksellers Association’s annual and winter conventions, and the Toy Industry Association’s annual “Toy Fair” trade show.

Selected Highlights:

  • Stimulated year-over-year sales increase of up to 4% for 3 of 4 most recent years.
  • Sold 15,000+ study Bible units in Fall of 2008, representing highest volume amid introduction of multiple similar products.
  • Drove business growth through soliciting and securing 40+ new accounts.
1995 - 2002

Desktop Publisher

Communication Ink

Delivered superior proofreading, copyediting, and desktop publishing services for diverse book manuscripts, including those containing complex technical information and those with Greek and/or Hebrew text. Ensured editorial accuracy while sustaining ahead-of-schedule project completion record. Strengthened product content through submitting editorial recommendations that were subsequently accepted by editorial leadership.

Selected Highlights:

  • Facilitated publication of 50+ books. Significant works included the SBL Manual of Style, The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, and 8+ volumes of the New International Biblical Commentary.
  • Recognized internally for skill and versatility as demonstrated by ability to tackle and successfully complete any assigned manuscript. 
1992 - 1995

Desktop Publisher and Co-Owner

The Frontline Group

Delivered outsourced desktop publishing services to regional and national clients including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Serendipity House.

Selected Highlights: 

  • Spearheaded preparation of Serendipity Study Bible for publication by acting as production editor, writer, and proofreader.
  • Successfully completed 40+ projects with project values ranging from $6K to $100K.